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Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

April 01, 2020

Information Specific to the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures...

Half a Century of Shedding Light on the Other Side of the Globe: East Asian Languages and Cultures Celebrates 50 Years at UMass Amherst

February 25, 2020

This academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the East Asian Languages and Cultures program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Anniversary and celebration events are postponed due to the current public health situation.

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There are no upcoming events at this time.

Until further notice, all live events scheduled to to take place on campus are canceled.

Some events have been rescheduled or moved to virtual formats; please see the event details for further information.

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Faculty Profile

Bruce Baird

Bruce Baird's research interests include Japanese dance (butoh), Japanese philosophy, Japanese new media studies, and Japanese performance. Teaching responsibilities include Japanese theater, Japanese manga and anime, Japanese video games, and Japanese film.

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